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DOH wants another hearing on Charlotte’s Web rules

DOH wants another hearing on Charlotte’s Web rules

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Florida Department of Health will hold another hearing to clear up confusion about a proposed medical marijuana rule published after a marathon meeting earlier this month. The department's Office of Compassionate Use released the latest proposal [...]

WSRE Documentary Premier: ‘IMPACT 100: Changing Lives, Strengthening Communities’

WSRE Documentary Premier: ‘IMPACT 100: Changing Lives, Strengthening Communities’

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area is pleased to announce the television premier of “IMPACT 100: Changing Lives, Strengthening Communities,” on WSRE TV, Thursday, February 26, 7:00 p.m. IMPACT 100 is an all-volunteer organization with 100% of membership dues used to fund grants in five focus [...]

Century Business Challenge moving forward, workshops planned in March and April

Century Business Challenge moving forward, workshops planned in March and April

The University of West Florida Haas Center and the Florida SBDC at UWF have set dates for orientation and workshops for the upcoming Century Business Challenge. The business challenge is a business plan competition in which the winning company will receive a prize package valued at more than [...]

News Talk 1370 WCOA hosts morning town hall, Feb. 27

News Talk 1370 WCOA hosts morning town hall, Feb. 27

On Friday, Feb. 27, News Talk 1370 WCOA will host a town hall meeting focusing on diversity, race and crime in our community. This town hall meeting will be held at Oscar’s Restaurant located at 2805 West Cervantes Street, and will be broadcast live on 1370 WCOA from 6:30-8 a.m. Doors will be [...]

Leon Martin and his People of Pensacola told the stories of the homeless

Leon Martin and his People of Pensacola told the stories of the homeless

A reception was held Tuesday to honor Sgt. Leon Martin, who is retiring after being employed the past 26 years with the Pensacola Police Department. The press release said Martin was initially hired by the department as a police officer on Jan. 2, 1985, and was employed until Sept. 1, 1990 when [...]

Freezing weather in Pensacola tomorrow

Freezing weather in Pensacola tomorrow

The Escambia County Public Information Office warns that freezing temps are expected Thursday night. With temperatures expected to drop below freezing this week, Escambia County residents should prepare their family, pets and home for the extreme cold. Considerable attention should be provided [...]

Levin family donates $1 million for new downtown YMCA

Levin family donates $1 million for new downtown YMCA

The YMCA of Northwest Florida announced this morning that the Levin family has made a $1 million gift to support the construction of its new facility in downtown Pensacola. The gift is a combined donation from Fred Levin and Teri Levin. “This new YMCA will help create an even more vibrant [...]

City of Pensacola has homeless programs waiting for action

City of Pensacola has homeless programs waiting for action

The city of Pensacola paid consultant Robert Marbut $30,000 to facilitate its Task Force on Improving Human Services and develop a set of recommendations on how the city should deal with its homeless populations. Dr. Marbut, who has worked on developing solutions for other areas in Florida, was [...]

Cracking down on homeless points out need for comprehensive policies

Cracking down on homeless points out need for comprehensive policies

Over the weekend, law enforcement shutdown several homeless camps in Escambia County. Property owners wanted them off their property, according to deputies. Nathan Monk, a long-time advocate for the homeless, is concerned that the evictions and stricter laws regarding panhandling is being done [...]

Homes damaged in April floods still waiting for help

Homes damaged in April floods still waiting for help

On Friday, Feb. 6, Mollye Barrows of Pensacola Today, WUWF News Director Sandra Everhart and I toured Shantytown, Attucks Court, Tanyard, Warrington and Brownsville with Bob Lupton, author of “Toxic Charity: How Nonprofits Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It)," and leaders of several [...]

Has Big Pharma derailed Charlotte’s Web regs

Has Big Pharma derailed Charlotte’s Web regs

That is the question that one concerned parent asked me yesterday. This time last year our newspaper and thousands of parents with kids battling severe forms of epilepsy were pushing the Florida Legislature to pass a law that would make available Charlotte's Web, a special strain of cannabis that [...]

Panhandling law passed, but are we enabling it

Panhandling law passed, but are we enabling it

Panhandling, homelessness and what can government do about them were topics of discussion yesterday for the Escambia Board of County Commissioners. The BCC did pass a stricter Panhandling ordinance that updated prohibitions in Community Redevelopment Areas and established a prohibition on [...]

Florida has over 1.3 million signed up for Obamacare

Florida has over 1.3 million signed up for Obamacare

Nearly 7.5 million consumers selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled through the HealthCare.gov platform as of Jan. 30, 2015, including 1,339,791 in Florida. Today’s Weekly Enrollment Snapshot for the first time also includes people who selected a plan or were automatically [...]

Gaetz sponsors bill to encourage dentists in needy areas

Gaetz sponsors bill to encourage dentists in needy areas

Finally a Senate bill from Northwest Florida that doesn't involve guns. Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, has filed a proposal that would create a program to provide financial help to dentists who work in areas of Florida that lack adequate dental care. The proposal (SB 606) would provide money [...]

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